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CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 1:00pm EDT
baseline you used in september in your pledge to america. if we have gone 41 and we are going to go another 10 or 15, what i ask of you is in light of the fact, as mr. dent points out, we have already done the deepest cut under republicans, under democrats, under any of us. it is time to hear from you what is your alternative to make a deal? now, compromise is a prettier word, but we need to come to agreement. if we are going to serve our country and those who serve our country, then we need to come to agreement because they elected all of us. none of us has any greater superiority. we are all the same. and we need to come to agreement. i don't have much time but i'll be glad to yield to you. can you take time -- mr. rogers: would the gentleman talk to his colleagues over in the other body and tell them to pass something we can negotiate on? mr. hoyer: reclaiming my time, 435 of us have tried to talk to the people in the other body. but i will tell you under the constitution of the united states, we have the responsibility of initiating bills. read the constitution. read the constitution. w
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2011 11:08pm EST
earlier is the fact the me boo population of america is changing.hey'll be there will reach a point theyon government benefits that theyasd paid for over a lifetime and drw more and more of them draw on these benefits there is a question as to whether theo whet reserves are there to take caree of them. >> let m me speak to two particular issues that senator o mcconnell raised, the first social security.soci socialal security.prograthat i is there a program that is moree important to america? i can't thinkrt of one. that is d the starting point of the new deal. sen we've got to give seniors in america some peace of mind wheny retirement rolls around and they senior year rolls around they would in fact have enough moneya to live on, not in a luxurioussa way but the basics. my there was a time i can remember families where grandparents moved back in with the kids andd there's no place to go. afford they could no longer work and ty they could no longer afford larr their homes and they became part of the larger family.ers. others. then can social security and asi little planning a savings and s
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2011 10:00pm EST
. this is the new republican plan to go after budgets in america. this is exactly what republican governors like walker have always dreamed of. they've been on a mission to privatize public education for years so they can make money. republicans can't stand the fact that public education isn't about the almighty dollar. the demonization of public education in america, can we come it a conclusion tonight that this really has to stop? because we have to take a closer look at what we're doing to the future of our country? and it's all starting with the work force, isn't it? the teachers. got to go after them. let me remind americans tonight that nobody goes into teaching to get rich. they do it because they love helping people. they love the reward of seeing kids reach their potential. it takes a special person to be a teacher. but governors like walker want teachers to bear the burden of shared sacrifice. walker refused. he refused to raise taxes on the rich. but he wants to stick it to the teachers who average, don't let me knock you off the couch tonight, folks, a whopping $51,000 a year. it's n
PBS
Mar 11, 2011 4:00am EST
. they would give me an african name, barack, or "blessed," believing that in a tolerant america your name is no barrier to success. >> but his father only stayed for a couple of years. and then, he went to study at harvard, and left the mom and the son behind. >> the marriage really fell apart at that point. he ultimately moved back to africa. >> narrator: he would only see his american son one other time. there were other women, and seven other children. >> his whole family seems to have been pretty free-thinking. and they seem to have been a pretty non-conformist household. and certainly, his mother went on to be a very free-thinking and much-traveled person. >> narrator: his mother remarried. they moved to indonesia, but her ambitions for her son were decidedly american. >> she came into my room at 4:00 in the morning, force fed me breakfast, and proceeded to teach me my english lessons for three hours before i left for school and she went to work. i offered stiff resistance to this regimen. she would patiently repeat her most powerful defense-- "this is no picnic for me either, buster
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 3:38am EST
place in america made it incumbent upon us as a body to reform social security. two years later when the american people put a democrat in the white house, i renewed my call for action. i said that republicans ready to work with the president on entitlement reform, and i repeated that call again four months ago when the voters decided to put republicans in charge of the house of representatives. throughout this time i've held out hope that our friends on the other side would rise to the occasion. if not when republicans controlled the white house, at least when they did. i was encouraged further when president obama said repeatedly back in 2009 that his administration would seek to work with us on serious entitlement reform that preserves the safety net for our seniors, for people with disabilities and which also puts on a firmer, stable footing for generations to come. so the president has acknowledged the seriousness of the problem. he has noted himself that calls are escalating even as the population is getting older, creating the perfect storm for a fiscal crisis that dwarfs even
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 11:35pm PDT
're going to begin with the revelation of a record of safety violations at america's nuclear plants. the united states is home to 104 reactors across 31 states. some of them located on fault lines. but nuclear regulatory commission safety records show more than 50 safety violations at u.s. nuclear plants from 2007 through 2011. and now there's a move on capitol hill to block licenses for new plants. here's pierre thomas with our report. >> reporter: this is the dresden nuclear power plant in illinois. located within 50 miles of the 9 million people who live in and around chicago. but less than two years ago, in 2009, the nuclear regulatory commission cited them for allowing unlicensed operators to work with radioactive control rods. the workers allowed three radioactive control rods to be moved out of the reactor core when they should not have been. worse, the workers initially ignored alarms. that wasn't the only problem at dresden. four years ago in 2007, nuclear material literally went missing from the plant. federal regulators fined the company, saying it failed to keep complete
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2011 10:00pm EST
of a free market economy, you get what you pay for. america, do you really want newt gingrich? then you need to pay newt gingrich, america's solution for winning the future can't possibly decide whether to devote himself to your future prosperity, until he sees some prosperity right now. that means money, paypal, traveler's check, unmarked 20s, getting paid. and the question isn't should america have newt gingrich, but rather, does america denewt gingrich? the only way to find out is to give generously to newt and calista gingrich and they will decide what to do with your donation. if that is not enough, then clearly, there is something wrong with you, liberal. newt gingrich, 2012. maybe. how bad do you want it? ♪ give me money >> they will know you found the right website that mr. gingrich launched today when you see the big "donate now" on the home page. now it is time for "the ed show." good night. >>> good evening americans and welcome to the ed show tonight from new york, here is what is on the table tonight. the wisconsin 14 are holding out in the face of outrageous an
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 12:00pm EDT
health association, the american thoracic society, the asthma and allergy foundation of america, the physicians for social responsibility, the trust for america's health, this is what they say about the mcconnell amendment. "the mcconnell amendment would strip away sensible clean air act protections that safeguard americans and their families from air pollution." who do we stand with? this is the question we all ask in our campaigns. who's side are you on? who do you stand with? so i've made a decision. a strong one. i'm going to stand with the kids. i'm going to stand with our families. i'm going to stand with these leaders who are working day and night just to protect our health. i'm not going to stand with a right-wing ideological amendment. i'm not going to stand with amendments that are mcconnel mcl light. because if it isn't broken, don't fix it. the e.p.a. -- no agency is perfect, we know that. the e.p.a. is not perfect. but the record is clear, the actions by the e.p.a., along with local and state officials have saved countless lives. and if we leave our hands off of it,
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 12:00am EDT
behaviors led to the subprime crisis. >> host: when you talk about what we've done wrong in america and other western nations as well, part of it is we live for today. we consume. we go for the free lunch. elaborate on that. >> guest: yeah, i think what we're also facing in places like the united states is the competition or the sort of test between the current generation and the future generation. we have to decide whether there are going to be sacrifices which are what i'm arguing in the book, sacrifices for people today so that the united states tomorrow can remain a preimminent economic power. clearly, there were promises made, pensions is a classic example of this that a unsustainable. it's impossible to fulfill those promises and the question then becomes how much of a sacrifice are people willing to make today in the united states to make sure that tomorrow we can have educated, a reasonably educated public and infrastructure and so on. >> host: what happens if we don't make the sacrifice? that's your warning in the book. because we're on a wrong path and short termism and co
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 11:00pm EST
is moderate america looking for a solution. i think these hearings or an opportunity for muslims to address at solution. let me be clear and state up front that the u.s. has a significant problem with muslim radicalization. i'm muslim and i realize it's my problem and i need to fix it. that's what i'm trying to do. it's unfortunate that you have some of the best work on radicalization is being done by nonmuslimsike nypd record on radicalization. most muslim groups condemn that report when we should have been doing that report. let me state clearly it is a problem that we can only solve. christians, jews, nonmuslims cannot solve muslim radicalization. yes, there may be other types of violent extremism, but that cannot be solved by nonmuslims. so we can close our eyes and pretend it doesn't exist. we can call everybody a bigot or islamaphobe, but you're not going to solve the problem and the pblem is increasing exponentially. i hope we can get behind this blind concept of violent extremism. radicalization is a continuum. cooperation is a continuum. i personally have never known a muslim that
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, national farmers union, crop life for america and responsible industry for a sound environment. mr. speaker, i want to thank my colleague, chairman smid for her leadership and -- scmidt and thank the ranking members on the subcommittees for their support of the bill. i want to thank chairman mica and rahall for their leadership as well as chairman lucas and ranking member petter son of the agriculture committee. i urge all members to support h.r. 872 and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. bishop: mr. speaker, in light of the fact that mr. baca yielded back the balance of his time to me, can you tell me how much time is left on this side? the speaker pro tempore: 15 minutes remaining. mr. bishop: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from oregon, mr. defazio. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oregon is recognized. mr. defazio: we are here pretending to do something about a real problem. we are amending the wrong statute at the wrong time under the guise that this is a crisis and bringing
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2011 1:00pm EST
of us will face difficult problems. the question is, will america be the america that it's always been? we do not get our authority by might. we get it by the way we treat each other. and so these folks are going through some difficult times, these are the same people that this loan program is about, these are the same people that showed up time after time, sitting in the front row of something i call my foreclosure prevention program, with tears running down their faces. many of them have never missed a mortgage payment, have worked hard every day and have done everything that was required of them. these are our american neighbors, they are the american neighbors that sit in ohio, they're the ones who are in california and new york. those are our neighbors and they are in a time of need and we're talking about a $1 billion program to try to help people as they're struggling, trying to get up after an economy, by the way, where regulation failed them. they find themselves in these difficulties, in many instances, buzz people were not regulating -- because people were not regulating pro
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 7:00am EST
that america is watching and we can ill afford for the governor to start implementing measures -- i guess i'm shooting myself in the foot. it's coming to maryland on the 14th. i expect to see some of those young socialist-communist in the background when i watch msnbc to be standing at the rally, if i go at all. they would love to see him recall. if they do, the rest of america will fall behind him. host: next is a democrat in ohio. what do you think? who was the winner and loser in wisconsin? caller: i think the loser is the middle class. the gentleman who was just on is just a case of how the middle class is pitted against each other. huge tax breaks are given to people who make huge amounts of money and middle-class people are arguing amongst each other about things we should not be able to -- we should not have to argue about. people were properly taxed like they're supposed to be, they would not be having these arguments. i'm not saying that we should not have a competitive business community, but come on. they are making huge amounts of money. i say go on wisconsin. wisconsin is showi
FOX News
Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
. if it doesn't shock and wake all of america up, i honestly don't know what will. ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. i want to talk to you kind of first on a personal note. doing a tv show like this -- don't get me wrong, it's not digging ditches. in one way, it's the easiest job ever. but another way is difficult. enif you believe in what you say. you're not just doing rip-and-read, you're just reading somebody else's work or words. you are trying every day as a staff to produce new material, because you have a different point of view. so you have to do your own homework. and to do it responsibly takes hours and hours and hours, endless hours of work for an entire staff. then each of us, we do a lot of reading. we do a lot of reading of current news. but also of history. enif you are a dope like me. i think i am the only person on the staff that didn't go to college. most of my life i spent as a lazy typical american, you know, kind of eating fruit loops every day and going this is sweet. on 9/11 my eyes started to open up and i realized holy cow, this is fragile. we have a responsibility as citiz
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 7:00am EST
on the line for democrats. go ahead. caller: hi. the last time i checked, america was a place that all people could live. i think muslims are people. christians are people. we should tolerate one another. if you want to get angry in this country, there's enough things to get angry about. there are loss of freedoms. there are interfering into other people's countries and their businesses and their ways. we are not going to be satisfied in this country until we run ourselves all the way down into the dirt. host: again, if you like to contact us, you can dial in on the phone numbers. we have set aside our fourth phone line for muslims in the u.s. this morning. 202-628-0184 is the number for you to call and you can also contact us via e-mail or twitter. from "the washington post" this morning, "house hearing to bring debate on islam to the fore." host: that is from "the new york times -- that is from "the washington post." good morning. caller: in republican -- i am republican. i wanted to vote for george bush, but i felt there was going to be a war. i was told that republicans usually engage in
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 7:30am EDT
to be significant in america. often, prejudice has been directed at religions of recent immigrants. in the last entry it was catholics from places like ireland, italy, in lithuania. my mother's country of origin, whose loyalties were questioned. i brought to this hearing a family treasure. 100 years ago in 1911, my grandmother landed in baltimore, maryland, from lithuania. she brought with her my mother, two years old, and my aunt and uncle. and they came down off the boat in baltimore, and somehow found a way to my grandfather in east st. louis element. i have no idea how they made that journey not speaking a word of anguish. there is no physical evidence left of that journey, but this little book. part of it is a catholic prayer book written in lithuania, printed in 1863, which at the time of their immigration was contraband. bazaar had ordered all prayerbooks had to be written in russia. my grandmother who i never knew knew that if she brought his prayer book to america she would have the freedom to use it. and i remember that and it's one of the reasons why this is the first hearing, this f
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2011 9:00am EST
is a mean-spirited bill that will cut the heart out of the recovery we have in america today. it goes after little children, poor little boys and girls who want to learn -- they don't know what they want, but we want them to learn to read, to be able to learn something. head start is a program that has been successful. we have a lot of poor people in nevada. i wish we didn't but we do. head start has been something that has been great for our community. national institutes of health, they're whacking of that. national science foundation. our clean energy jobs, they're going after that. national laboratories. where is the spirit of pete domenici? pete domenici, longtime republican senator, he and i worked as chair and ranking member of the energy and water subcommittee on appropriations trying to fund those very important labs. the labs do lots of good things. among other things, they make our country, nuclear weapons safe and reliable. what has been done with this meat ax approach that they say is only numbers is not good for our country. i've heard my friend, the assistant majority leader,
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 10:00pm EDT
wrong in america but also other western nations as well, part of it is that we have moved for today and consumed, we go for the free lunch. the letter read on that. >> guest: i think what we are also facing right now in places like the united states is the competition over the sort of test between the current generation and the future generations. we have to decide whether there are going to be sacrifices and to what i'm arguing in the book. sacrifices for people to do so that the united states tomorrow can remain a preeminent economic power. clearly there were promises were made and intentions these are unsustainably this would be impossible to fulfill the promises and so the question then becomes how much of a sacrifice people are willing to meet today in the united states to make sure that tomorrow we can have educated population and these infrastructures and so one. >> host: what happens if we don't make the sacrifice because this that is your warning in the book is we on this wrong path and because they're seems to be this short-term attitude. >> guest: the main problem of the
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2011 1:00am EST
america. scratch your head, scratch your brain just a little bit. have you ever seen anything like this in america in your lifetime? i mean, and who knows how this is going to end? i will tell you what it is doing. now, this is just maybe. i'm guessing a microcosm of what is going on across the country. i went to the rally on friday afternoon in trenton, new jersey. because i was curious to get into a crowd to see what they actually had to say other than watching some videotape. i mean, i knew what they said at madison but i wanted to know what they said in trenton, new jersey. and there was about 100 protesters who of course were against the unions and for all of the budget cuts they possibly can get and lower taxes. now, i don't know if they were tea partiers or not. i don't know if it was the tea party crowd or whoever it was but i took a microphone and i went over and interviewed them objectively i might add and just asked the questions. and my personal observation of this is that we are becoming a country that we're mad if somebody else has something we don't have. i don't kno
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 9:00am EDT
are expected at five bucks in this summer. how are we going to move people? how are we going to build america? how are going to put people back to work in less you a robust funding stream in the transportation sector. and if you don't do that -- [applause] >> and if you don't do that, you know, you're going to get what you get and you're going to limp along and you going to continue to see people being laid off from transit systems all across the country. you're going to continue to see rolling stock to carry. you will continue to see things not in a state of good repair. you can change that during this visit on the hill. and people need to understand when you visit with them that this really matters. a lot of us, we talk of a 30,000-foot level, the deficit is a trillion and a half dollars. the debt is debt. let's talk about what affects everybody every day when we get up and we have to forget whether to go to work how they will get to work, or whether they will have a job, whether they will be up to feed and clothe their families. i think of a good message if you choose to exercise, if you s
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 8:00pm EDT
unmet. i talked about reducing america's dependence on oil when i was running for president. i am proud of the historic problem -- progress we have made towards that goal. we will talk about that in a little bit. i have to be honest. we run into the same political gridlock, the seema inertia that has held us back for decades. that has to change. that has to change. we cannot keep going from shock when gas prices go up to a trance when they go back down. we go back to what we are doing until there is a price spike and then we are shocked again. we cannot rush to propose action when gas prices are high and hit the snooze button when they fall. we cannot keep on doing that. the united states of america cannot afford to buy that our long term prosperity, our long- term security on a resource that will eventually run out. even before runs out, we will get more expensive -- it will get more expensive to extract from the ground. we cannot afford it when the cost is so high. not when you're generation needs to get this right. it is time to do what we can to secure our energy future. and today,
FOX News
Feb 28, 2011 9:00pm EST
. as much as i understand there's passion in america that's great. in the end, i believe that those at least some of those state senators will come back. if we fail to pass this bill tuesday we lose 165 million dollars worth of savings. if we continue down that path we start seeing lay-offs. >> sean: tomorrow the governor plans to layout his budget proposal. as officials begin to prep the capitol, protesters are refusing to leave the building. as those on the left continue to obstruct the democratic process a new narrative is emerging out of wisconsin. even the "washington post" is acknowledging this is not about unions versus scott walker. the paper makes it clear this is now about government workers versus american taxpayers. to be sure this is a battle that unions cannot win. with analysis the author with his wife of the new book which hits bookstores tomorrow, it is called "revolt how to defeat obama" dick morris is back. i think the best book you have -- book you have written. it continues to go on and now the liberal media gets it right. the taxpayers who foot the bill for these benefi
FOX News
Mar 3, 2011 9:00pm EST
president obama's views on the tea party in america has been exposed.ç stunning excerpts from a new book reveal the president's belief that racism was in fact a deep seated motivation of the movement. the absurd assessment can be found in family of freedom, presidents and african-americans in the white house. according to the book at a private white house dinner in may of 2010 the president explained that race was wobbly a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right wing activists in the tea party movement. rather than dispute that notion, president obama agreed and reportedly called racism the subterranean agenda of the movement. without a shred of evidence the president has no problem labeling the tea party as racist. in recent years he's been quick to if forgive racially insensitive remarks made by some on the left. remember when joe biden said this. >> sean: not long after that statement was made, all was forgiven. when it was revealed that harry reid once refered to mr. obama as a light-skinned african-american with no negro dialect.
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2011 8:00pm EST
't planning to return anytime soon. >> america takes sides in the showdown over unions and the idea of collective bargaining. >> the polls are turning against the governor even after republicans unleash tv attacks on the workers. >> stop obama and his union bosses today. >> rude protesters -- >> unbelievable. the tension's beginning to mount. >> that guy just hit me. so just to let you know. >> these custodians and elementary school teachers are authoritarian thugs. >> i look in their eyes, there is hate in their eyes. >> how many are professional left-wingers and how many are just regular folks? >> you get a lot of out of towners. a lot of people are bused in. >> shocking footage from madison, wisconsin. they're not only busing in people from out of state. they're also busing in palm trees. >> the type of people who are coming after us with every live shot here, these people hate. >> the hate you that get from these demonstrators, you can see it in their faces. >> these teachers are getting violent. no surprise, given their unfettered access to craft scissors. >> not all republican
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2011 12:00am EST
, the first time that a catholic was on a presidential ticket in the united states of america, that was 1928. al smith, democratic party. the first time that a woman was on a presidential ticket, that was 1984. geraldine ferraro. also democratic party. the first time that a jewish person was on a presidential ticket in america was the year 2000. it was joe lieberman. also the democratic party. the first time that an african-american was on a presidential ticket was in 2008. barack obama, democratic party. out of all those pioneering presidential tickets that the democratic party has put forward, barack obama is the only one whose ticket won. and in january 2009 america inaugurated our first ever african-american president. against that historic achievement what got less noticed was how badly the republican party got beat in that election and in the election before it. in 2006 and 2008 together the republican party lost 54 seats in the house. they lost 14 seats in the senate. and of course they lost the white house too. a republican party looking to come back from that, looking to redefine it
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2011 10:00pm EST
pads, and iphones. john mccain says we should be proud that they're made in america. the problem is they are not. wall street is driving up the cost of gasoline. you're paying now but the democrats may pay big time in 2012. it's the first part of an "ed show" special series tonight. this is the story that has me fired up tonight, folks. the wisconsin 14 and governor scott walker i guess you could say are both digging in their heels waiting for the other side to blink. early this morning wisconsin senate minority leader mark miller offered an olive branch to walker with this letter. he wrote i would ask that you or your authorized representatives agree to meet with us near the wisconsin/illinois border to formally resume serious discussions as soon as possible. the people of wisconsin are overwhelmingly supportive of us reaching a bipartisan, negotiated compromise. true to form governor walker used miller's statement to attack him and the group and called miller's letter ridiculous. >> we need to walk through why this letter is so ridiculous. i think it's important because for the
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
commissioners are doing, all over my state, all over america. we have got to recognize that washington is spending too much, not taxing too little. how can we ask americans to pay more in taxes when washington is not even willing to cut cut $61 billion from our bloated bureaucracy? if i have a proposition from our colleagues who wish to raise taxes before we consider asking the american people to pay another cent in taxes, why don't we first drain every cent of waste from the federal bureaucracy? we will never truly dig ourselves out of this crisis and put this nation on a real path to prosperity unless we bring our spending under control. america's strength is not measured by the size of our government, but the scope of our freedoms and the vigor and vitality of the american people and their willingness to invest and work hard for the future. that's what makes us strong. endless spending, taxing and borrowing is a certain path to decline, and we're on that path today and we must get off it. so we know the threat, we know what we need to do. the economy is trying to rebound. so let's t
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 10:00am EST
. at this point, america was in the throes of a cold war and our great nation was viewed with cynicism. the peace corps showed the world the enduring values of peace, commitment to national service and an optimism that had been lost in the cold war and world war ii. under the masterful direction of sargent shriver, it grew to 1,500 volunteers. i was one of those early recruits. i found myself in peace corps training and found myself in medellin, colombia. i saw the grinding cycles of poverty that left so many men, women and children without hope. i committed then to work to end the culture of poverty. it is in no small part due to that experience in the peace corps that i am standing here in the congress. yes, i will yield. mr. dreier: i'd like to con gradge late my friend for his service in the peace corps. he not only served then but he continues to share that with us today and as we deal with countries around the world, the peace corps has been very important and i'm happy to recognize their 50th anniversary. mr. farr: thank you, mr. dreier. over the past 50 years, the peace corps has shown th
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 5:00pm EST
. we're america's solvency. everything you and i think of an america is up for grabs. this is a very, very sober moment for our country. i would ask you to, if you will, just pretend in your mind . pretend that you are a congressman or senator in the year 1850. in the year 1850 you might recall there was this 10,000-pound gorilla in the tent. people politically didn't quite know what to do with it. it was called the issue of slavery. and the way politics was working, you had the southern guys and the northern guys. and so the power was somewhat divided and the people that were congressmen and senators didn't know what to do with this huge gorilla which we call slavery. the issue they didn't know what to do with so they tried to step around it as best they could politically and say we will have one state come and be a free state. they will compromise instead of dealing with it head on the problem they had. 1852 there was a book, "uncle tom's cabin" and it increased the rhetoric and the issue of slavery. the gorilla is glowing and he's there and he's threatening. by 1857 the terrible d
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 2:00am EST
america? >> including the united states. that's why i mentioned those mosques. there are mosques in cincinnati and l.a. and new york, all across the country that have been part of saudi investments and their ideology abroad. and in order to counter that we need atrategy to help counter those institutions building those ideas. >> dr. jasser, and all of our witnesses today, thank you so much for being here and, dr. jasser, i applaud you being a bold voice on this subject. thank you. >> thank you. i yield back. >> thank you for yielding. i recognize the gentleman from texas, a former member of this committee, mr. green, good to have you back. >> thank you. it's an honor to be back. mr. chairman, ranking member thompson, i came by today because i love america. i love what america stands for. i love the pledge of allegiance. it means something to me. liberty and justice for all. i love the declaration of independen, all persons created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. i love the constitution, a copy of which i hold in my hand. we the people is what i
FOX News
Mar 29, 2011 9:00am EDT
. welcome, i'm bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom". how you doing martha? martha: very busy. goodgood morning, bill, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. these attacks come as pentagon officials tell fox news that they are closely watching a qaddafi facility that could be storing materials to make chemical weapons and although troops are standing their ground today, there are signs that qaddafi's inner circle may be starting to crack. bill: want to go live to rick leventhal, live from ras lanuf. rick, hello. >> we're running an active checkpoint in ras lanuf, which is a massive oil refining town and still in the hands of opposition fighters. we've seen a number of fighters on their gun trucks passing us here and heading to the west to benjawab, the new front line, that's before you get to sirte. apparently they've approached sirte yesterday, the opposition fighters did and were pushed back by qaddafi's tanks and weapons. the battle talibans there and there are proqaddafi forces in the town of binjawad and battles in the streets there. ras lanuf, this are two key oil cities i
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2011 9:19am EST
in missouri, we really appreciate you really being one-person voice of america at a time when we really need it. so thank you. i wanted to submit two questions to you in writing. one, about our continued work. we had an oversight subcommittee last year. we heard from stewart bowen and we would like to get an update on the transition efforts in terms of reconstruction, how that process is going and also would like to get a written question in to you about the ongoing engagement with bosnia for constitutional reforms and the need for u.s. engagement with the e.u. but i'd like to focus my question really about the voices of democracy that are really rising across the middle east, north africa and elsewhere and the need to reevaluate our public diplomacy tools. certainly, looking beyond our traditional state to state, diplomatic efforts but about citizen to citizen diplomacy, the cost-effectiveness of that. i was especially reminded of that this past week. i had a bipartisan town hall meeting with congresswoman emerson and a student came up to me who studied in cairo the previous year, was conti
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 6:30pm EDT
this was a tipping point. if the government took over the health-care system, america as we know it, as my grandfather and father came to this country, that place with no longer exist. i just went out and started talking and working on campaigns and helping people around the country trying to stir people up and provide a message. i got a lot of feedback saying you should think about doing this again running for something. i find out what i went to iowa, c-span covered my speech. other folks started to pay attention and they said you are running for president. i said i'm just going around the states trying to help out. in some respects, i kept going back to iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina, because every time i did, i got covered. that's why did it. i wanted to be heard. i was encouraged by people in those states to start thinking about it. that is how this happened, really by accident. >> you are quick to point out you are not a tea party guy. >> i'm not -- cannot not going to claim the metal bat i'm -- i am not going to claim the mantle live in a tea party. they were b
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2011 9:00am EST
permits and then some. this is not the america we know, or is this the america we aspire to be. did i read that correctly. >> you did. >> this is the second time you had a nomination hearing before this committee. last time was april 6, 2010. >> can't remember the exact date but it was in april. >> do you know why your nomination was never called up on the floor of the senate? >> senator, i have read various press accounts but i have no direct knowledge. >> you are aware that under senate rules the only person who can do that would be the majority leader senator reid. >> i think i am aware of that. >> did you have a conversation with him or his staff about why he did not call your nomination up and have a vote at the united states senate on your nomination reports at the end of the last conference? >> not on that subject. >> so it is a mystery to you why you are having to go through this twice and you never had an opportunity for a vote on your previous nomination? >> i wouldn't perhaps a mystery. i have read some press accounts of how of the decisions were determined. as i learned to this
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2011 10:00am EST
pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will receive a message. the messenger: madam speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has passed s. 23, to amend title 35, united states code, to provide for patent reform in which the concurrence of the house is requested. the speaker pro tempore: after consultation among the speaker and the majority and minority leaders and with their consent, the chair announces that when the two houses meet in joint meeting to hear an address by the honorable julia gillard, prime minister of australia, only the doors immediately opposite the speaker and those immediately to his left and right will be open. no one will be allowed on the floor of the house who does not have the privilege of the floor of the house. due to the large attendance that
PBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the world, people are demonstrating for our cause. in asia, africa, in america, and in europe, the people are on our side. those who were against us form a minority. it is hard to tell of these are just slogans, or if the libyan dictator has found renewed strength. international coalition claims successes and wants to destroy military installations in tripoli and rebels celebrating in been gauzy, little is known about who is now in control of which areas. the rebel national council has sometimes drop out of sight. experts like the italian libya observer are speculating who will eventually take over power from gaddafi. some names are being mentioned. even lesser-known ones. at first, we expected further defections by government officials and libyan ambassadors, but the wave of defections suddenly stopped. what could this mean? and many seem to be biding their time. rebels meanwhile seem to be fully in control. on tuesday, gaddafi's forces were attacking. dozens of people are reported killed, and here, too, alice are launching air strikes on troops loyal to a tripoli. one future scenario is
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 1:00pm EDT
with it the right resources by countering that ideology. the narrative says that america is against muslims, it creates this that america is going to iraq, to convert, kill them, attack them. that's the narrative. we can present our strategy so far has been try to break down that propaganda. that's wrong. we need to have a forward strategy of liberty minded freedom minded ideas into the islamic consciousness. we can do that as muslims but we need your help through websites, a social network. look what happened in egypt and tunisia through social networking and that countered a lot, that wasn't islamists that did that. most was secular muslims that wanted to take control of their future. when we have a government that produces a report and after the hassan incident and the word muslim or islam or jihad isn't in the document, you wonder why we are so paralyzed in treating this, i as a muslim i need this conversation. if we're going to fix this cancer that's within, the whole viable wonderful beautiful faith that i practice, we need to be able to talk about it. it's like trying to treat cancer
FOX News
Mar 3, 2011 1:00pm EST
: american technology, you go. thanks for joining us. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: breaking news. this is a fox news alert for the victory of the opponents of the healthcare overhaul law. welcome to "america live." i'm megyn kelly. this is just breaking moments ago. the federal judge down in florida, judge vincent, that ruled that the president's healthcare overhaul is unconstitutional, he ordered the administration to appeal his ruling on an expedited basis and said you have seven days. they went into the judge and said, we're not sure we understand your order. could you clarify it? boy, did he ever. we'll have the full details on what judge vincent has just said to the department of justice in what is clearly a setback for their legal maneuvers momentarily with shannon bream. it's not the results that the department of justice wanted, i can tell you that. we'll put it in perspective moments away. fox news alert as we await a news conference with president obama and mexican president felipe calderon. it's set to begin any moment, 1:00 p.m. live pictures from the east room o
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2011 8:00pm EST
to the protesters in wisconsin. >> america is not broke. contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great grandparents had. america is not broke. >> senator fitzgerald, wisconsin was not broke until you pushed through some corporate tax cuts that created the financial picture you have now. >> what? where did you come up with that, lawrence? >> to michael moore's point, his point being america is not broke if you simply use a reasonable revenue collection system, reasonable tax system, america would not be broke, wisconsin would not be broke without corporate tax giveç aways that for example, you already passed. >> no, come on, there are states across the entire nation that have similar debts that the state has, $3.6 billion, which was racked up over eight years of democrat governors and democrat legislate yours. that's not true. everybody knows that's not true. stimulus money was the only thing that helped bail out the states across this nation two years ago and it is not available this time, it is r
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